(Please note: All riders/horse handlers must declare personal liability coverage and sign a waiver. All prices include HST)

Horse Basics Presents... 

For much of 2020, life has been on hold while we negotiate our way through the pandemic.
Please contact me to make private arrangements for working with you and your horse. Where there's a will, there's a way. 

There is one workshop remaining for this year:

Saturday December 5, 2020 - Basics of Ground Driving Workshop
This is a two part event. The morning session from 10 am to noon will be a ground driving demonstration with one of our Sweet Grass Farm horses. I will show you how to set up a horse to ground drive and tell you about all of the ways this skill can be useful to you and your horse or pony. 
In the afternoon (1-3 pm) you will have a chance to work with one of our horses to try out ground driving for yourself. 

Each session is only $25! Come for both sessions for only $50. Pre-payment is required. This is a 'people only' workshop - no need to bring a horse.
There is a limit of 4 people to ensure social distancing. Bring your own lunch or snacks. This event will be held in an indoor arena but please dress appropriately. 
This workshop can be held privately or semi-privately at any time.
E-mail me at karen.dallimore (at) gmail.com to reserve your spot. 

If you're on Facebook, please ride on over to the Horse Basics page. There we have some good, respectful discussions that you are welcome to join or ask questions to connect with some insightful horsemen and horsewomen.

If you have any ideas of workshops you'd like to see here in 2020/21 season, give me a call or text to 519-855-1127. They have to be affordable, interesting, and fun!  

Here are some of the workshops we've held in the past:

Saturday January 26, 2019 – Making a Rope Halter – Bring your horse’s head measurements and Darlene Sharpe will show you how to make a custom rope halter. All materials supplied. 

Saturday February 23, 2019/ Sunday March 24, 2019 – (BOTH FULL!) Basics of Roping with Lisa Graham. In this clinic you have a chance to learn how to set up your rope, swing a rope and throw a rope. Learn how to keep your loop open and how to increase your chances of catching your target or obstacle. You’ll be swinging a rope like an old cowpoke by the end of day. This is ideal for Extreme Cowboy competitors to improve their roping skills. Lisa Graham is a long time equine enthusiast dabbling in many disciplines.  She started riding as an adult and jumped right into the rodeo circuit in her early 20’s. Lisa considers riding a continuous learning journey and is always looking for ways to improve her riding. Lisa will have ropes for sale as well. Please note this is a people only clinic - no need to bring a horse! 

Saturday March 30, 2019 - Goals Workshop 2019 – Sit down with the group to set out some goals for the upcoming season using SMART goal setting. Once you write down your goals you will be able to start on the path to make it happen! 

Saturday April 13, 2019 - Basics of Saddle Fitting - Join Heather Doig, RVT, Equine Massage Therapist, and Independent Schleese Western Saddle Fitter for a fun and informative workshop to learn the basics of western saddle fitting. She'll talk about factors affecting the fit or your saddle to you and your horse, review some horse and rider anatomy and biomechanics, and talk about the 9 key points of saddle fit. After a demonstration of the saddle support area and reflex point mapping, she will talk about solutions, empowering you to be your horse's best spokesperson! Individual consultation will be available after the workshop for an extra fee. Sign up soon - this one will sell out quickly! Payment is required to hold your spot.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Basics of Foaling Workshop - This private event is full. Please call to arrange for me to guide your own personal journey through foaling and learn what to expect when she's expecting based on my experience as a midwife over 8 years, delivering more than 300 foals.

For more information please watch for announcements on the Horse Basics Facebook Page, visit horsebackwriter.net, call/text 519-855-1127 or email karen.dallimore (@) gmail.com

Goals Group 2021 

Make it your goal to join us in 2021! Goals in the past have included western dressage, trail riding, roping, trailer driving, longing and fitness, getting into a routine and getting everything done, aka time management, and many others. 

What do you want to achieve with your horse? If you’re not sure, or you know what you want but don’t know how to get there, consider joining us for Goals Group in 2021. English or western, novice or advanced, recreational or competitive, everyone needs a goal. 

This program begins with a Goals Workshop in February and is followed up with monthly meetings throughout the year. I can help you to discover your horse-related dreams, develop them into specific and achievable goals using SMART goal setting, then map out and follow a strategy to make them happen.  

Everyone is invited to host or co-host a monthly get together - a 'Fun Day' - with the rest of the group to enjoy their support and encouragement as we share our goals and check in. Internet access is recommended to share your monthly progress reports with the group via a private Facebook page. All breeds and disciplines are welcome. We wrap up in November with a potluck dinner and a re-cap of the year. You'll discover the power of friendship and networking that will have you coming back every year for more. Cost: $175 per person for the entire year!

Goals Workshop 

Get a few friends together for a cup of tea and a goal workshop here at Sweet Grass Farm. I’ll take you through your dreams and help you to shape them into reality; I can help you reach your goal but only if you have one! By the time you head home, you’ll have a plan. 

At any time you can call me to arrange your own personal goal-setting workshop to explore and assess the possibilities of what you can achieve with your horse. Cost: $45 per person.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons 

Private or semi-private lessons are available with one of our horses or you can bring your horse to Sweet Grass Farm near Orton. I am an intermediate level rider with broad experience in handling, riding, showing and training. Read more here: who-am-i? Call or text for more information 519-855-1127, e-mail karen.dallimore (@) gmail.com or contact me through my Horse Basics page on Facebook. Cost: $45 per hour includes HST.